Hamdan: Amnesty International statement

[Washington, DC]—Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in response to today’s verdict in the first military commissions trial at Guantanamo Bay in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan:

“Regardless of today’s verdict, Hamdan’s trial revealed what is common knowledge – the military commissions are fatally flawed and do not adhere to major aspects of the rule of law.

“Hamdan suffered nearly seven years of unlawful detention, only to face a process that falls far short.  So far the trial continues the Bush administration’s efforts to escape the rule of law and the requirements of justice.” 


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